Books and Songs

October 27, 2019 1

Sometimes in my brain the link between a book I write and a piece of music is incredibly strong. The strongest was this year when I wrote the song No Good Can Come From This […]

DARK SIDE OF THE SCRUM

September 28, 2019 1

My 1990 comedy Rugby League album has been digitally remastered and is now available for download from CD Baby. Under $4 (U.S.) for fourteen tracks is I think as good a value as it gets. […]

Nothing To Lose

June 7, 2019 1

Geoff Buttsworth has asked me to include the lyrics of Nothing To Lose which I am happy to do. A big thanks to John without whom I wouldn’t have the attached photo. John knew I […]

ANZAC DAY – JOHNNY LEOPARD REMEMBERED

April 22, 2018 1

I can’t celebrate Anzac Day without conjuring up my old pal, the late Johnny Leopard who would have turned 65 this ANZAC DAY – a birthday he shared with my grandmother. Johnny and I had […]

EAST FREMANTLE TEAM SONG

February 11, 2018 7

Back in 1979 East Fremantle were making a late run for the WAFL final four. Former East Perth and South Melbourne player Ian Thompson had been induced by Old East coach Brad Smith to come […]

POVERTY

January 10, 2018 2

Andre Fritze has requested the lyrics to this song which I wrote in Sydney in the 80s with Martin Cilia around the time of Surplus and Dearth. It didn’t make that album but I decided […]

DAVE WARNER ODE TO FOOTY 2017

October 16, 2017 0

Whenever I can I try and do a poem that encapsulates the AFL footy year up to the point of the finals. In case you missed it on my You-Tube Channel (Dave Warner’s from the […]

BIG BAD SEXUAL DRIVE

October 4, 2017 0

Not many people – even Suburbs fans – know that much about Surplus and Dearth, produced by Martin Cilia with songs by Martin, Greg Macainsh and me. This is one of the songs from it […]

ANOTHER FRIDAY NIGHT IN THE LUCKY COUNTRY

September 15, 2017 2

Here’s another song from Surplus and Dearth written with Greg Macainsh.  Interesting to look back now on this time capsule of Australia circa 1990 … mind you, in many ways not that much has changed. […]

KEROUAC’S BACK – Surplus and Dearth

August 31, 2017 1

The late 80s early 90s was a disjointed time for me as I transitioned from being a full-time musician to a part-time one, trying my hand at other forms of writing and moving from my […]

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